Neuroplasticity and Disease

BIOL-GA 1101

Survey of neuronal plasticity and the principles of neuroanatomy, pharmacology, and development of the brain and spinal cord. Presents various forms of plasticity from regeneration to neuronal transplantation. Topics include dynamic instability, addiction, depression, hibernation, spinal injury, and Alzheimer's disease. Covers the role of neurotransmitters and growth factors in regulating brain plasticity. Stresses interactions between neurons, astroglial cells, and other nonneuronal cells. Summarizes animal and human studies of functional and structural recovery.

Format: Lecture

Prerequisites: MCB2 (BIOL-UA 22 or 9022), Permission required

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None

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Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective